The Economics Department offers a BA, three BS degrees and a minor. The BA provides undergraduates with comprehensive exposure to the principles and tools of economics. BS degrees provide coursework in economic analysis, financial economics and economic policy analysis for undergraduates planning advanced study or careers in economics, financial analysis or government.
- BS in Economics
- BA in Economics
Internships, research opportunities and more
Students interested in interning are encouraged to consult with the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development. The J.C. Liu Honors Thesis Program is a two-semester program beginning junior year during which students work one-on-one with a faculty member they select on a topic of interest to them.
Some courses to consider in your first year:
- ECON 160 - Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON 162 - Principles Of Macroeconomics
- MATH 147 - Elementary Statistics
- MATH 148 - Elementary Stat for Biologists
- CQS 112 - Statistics For Management
- MATH 220 - Calculus For Business & Mgmt
- MATH 224 - Differential Calculus
- MATH 225 - Integral Calculus
After You Graduate
Economics majors gain a wide range of skills that are easily transferable, including an ability to think analytically and logically, perform well in written and oral expression and conduct quantitative research. These skills enable students to pursue careers in a variety of fields.
Although various roles in business are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, nonprofits and international relations, as well as in academic roles. Read more about careers for economics majors..
You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years:
For more information, visit the Economics website.